Become a MAC2023 sponsor! A variety of sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available, providing a level to meet every budget. Aligning a sponsorship with your company forges awareness of your business and gives your company additional exposure to aerospace industry leaders and professionals in attendance at MAC2023.

Check out all of our sponsors at MAC2023 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Rockford Riverfront!


Collins Aerospace - UTCAS

Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.


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Woodward, Inc. was founded in 1870 in Loves Park, IL as the Woodward Governor Company after Amos Woodward invented and patented a better, faster, more efficient water wheel governor. In 1934, Amos’ son Elmer patented the first successful aircraft propeller governor. Irl Martin, Amos’ son-in-law, and the company’s third chairman, introduced the Corporate Partnership, an innovative business structure that involved all company members in its business success. For almost 150 years, Woodward has been driven by the constant desire to solve, improve and address the challenges our customers-and their customers-face, innovating products that control energy for aerospace and industrial applications. And with our strong culture of collaboration, our expert technical knowledge, and a proven tradition of problem-solving, we deliver the trusted and innovative systems that are integral to the technology that changes the world.


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IMEC is a team of improvement specialists and technicians dedicated to providing organizations in Illinois with the tools and techniques to create sustainable competitive futures. The experienced hands-on team at IMEC works closely with its clients to plan critical business improvements in the areas of Leadership, Strategy, Customer Engagement, Operations, and Workforce.


GE Aviation is a world-leading provider of commercial, military and business and general aviation jet and turboprop engines and components as well as avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for aircraft. GE has a global service network to support these offerings. GE and its customers are also working together to unlock new opportunities to grow and deliver more productivity beyond traditional services. GE Aviation is becoming a digital industrial business with its ability to harness large streams of data that are providing incredible insights and in turn, real operational value for customers.



Ingenium Aerospace is an innovative, global leader in actuation systems and rotating components for space, air, land, and sea. For more than a decade, our team of technical experts has developed highly engineered, custom motion controls and rotating components to address the most complex problems in the industry.

As a small, privately held company, Ingenium Aerospace has the flexibility to take on applications that other companies can’t – or won’t – support. Our team can lead, partner, collaborate, integrate, or co-develop programs. We take on projects with high, moderate, and low volumes. We offer capabilities across the entire product life cycle, from solution design through aftermarket support.


Forest City Gear has thrived for more than six decades by constantly expanding our knowledge and manufacturing capabilities to produce the highest-quality gears possible. All of our production processes are supported by an uncompromising focus on quality, from initial blanks and tools to production and final packaging. We are committed to making world-class gears by investing in the best technology and the best people.

Our fine- and medium-pitch custom gears are trusted worldwide in everything, from telescopes and tractors, artificial elbows to aircraft, military lasers to medical examining tables, printers to race cars, and power tools to dental drills. They are even on the International Space Station and the Mars exploration rovers.



American Standard Circuits (ASC) prides itself on being a total solutions provider, manufacturing quality rigid, metal-backed, RF/microwave, flex, and rigid-flex PCBs for the medical, automotive, industrial, defense, and aerospace markets in volumes from test and prototypes to large production orders. ASC has the expertise to provide a wide variety of technologies in a time-critical environment. Their qualifications include AS9100 Rev D, ISO 9001:2015, IATF16949:2016, MIL-PRF 31032, MIL-PRF-55110, MIL-PRF-50884 certification, and ITAR registration. In addition to manufacturing in the USA, ASC can transition and manage your PCB requirements to lower-cost regions via its qualified supply chain of offshore partners. ASC also holds many key patents for metal bonding processes. For more information about American Standard Circuits’ services or to ask one of their technology experts a question go to our website.


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For over 90 years, GROB has been known worldwide for the development and manufacturing of machines and production lines for automotive OEMs. GROB has since expanded its portfolio to include universal 5-axis machining centers. The unique retractable spindle provides unmatched accessibility to the work piece, and even upside-down machining, in a collision-free environment during tool change. They are easy to install and maintain, and provide outstanding performance and precision from lot size 1. 

GROB is a family-owned company located near Munich, Germany and has full manufacturing capabilities in Germany, Brazil, China, Italy and the United States. More than 500 employees at the 400,000 square foot facility in western Ohio support GROB customers across North America.


For over 30 years Quantum Design Control Systems has served the automation controls market by designing, building, and deploying control systems. From design through commissioning, Quantum’s commitment is to provide turnkey, cost-effective solutions using the most appropriate, reliable technologies. Our combination of engineering strength and control panel production experience is unique in the region. We provide a complete solution including the documentation needed to support a system for many years to come. Quantum Design is a leader in automation and will help achieve faster time to market, measurable cost reduction, and superior quality. Quantum also provides custom load banks, a highly sought-after product in the aerospace industry.


Superior Joining Technologies logo in red and black 2022

Superior Joining Technologies, Inc. (SJTI) celebrates 30 years; Growing our Aerospace customer base with original equipment on 17 Commercial Airplanes and all Space programs—we now work with new Aerospace customers Research and Development Pioneering solutions with evolving materials and processes used to produce their requirements— Our highly technical precise operation supports these platforms with Precision Joining Techniques-Laser; Complex High Precision 5-Axis Machining; NADCAP Non-Destructive Testing serves land and sea-based customers. Using Multi-Axis Laser Cutting, marking, non-code machining, and welding builds a broad base of support for the manufacturing industry. Supporting this community with workforce development and participation.